This edited volume provides a critical review of political communication research conducted in Asia over the past 20 years. Each chapter focuses on studies published in a specific Asian country, selected according to the level of contribution made to the field of political communication in Asia. The countries included are China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and India. The book's primary objective is to review the unique theoretical accomplishments made by Asian communication scholars, thus contributing to a better awareness and understanding of political communication research in Asia. The contributors are well-respected Asian media scholars writing on political communication in their countries of origin. Each author reviews studies conducted and published in his/her native country and language(s). This book provides a first review of these studies, most of which have never been published in English, and makes them available to international scholars. The contributors discuss each country's political background, and address the findings and conclusions of the political communication studies conducted in their respectiveWillnat, Lars is the author of 'Political Communication in Asia', published 2009 under ISBN 9780415962841 and ISBN 0415962846.